Until recently I was a computer scientist and a technologist, except for pursuing art as a passionate hobby. That changed in 2012 when making art became my primary focus. My art is mostly conceptual. I never felt there is a big difference between how, as a scientist, I understood the world around me, and how I perceive my world artistically -- just two different viewpoints, complimenting each other. We are living in a very exciting time, where with every passing day, we are witnessing more holes to appear in the walls that separate art, science, and philosophy.
For subject, I pick anything that intruiges me, which covers a wide spectrum. I am deeply interested in how technoloigy is changing how we define humanity. I try my best not to take a partisan position, but remain a critical observer of the profound changes happening around us. This includes the effect of social media on society, the advent of artificial intelligence and robots, questions of consciousness of humans and machines, and how scientific thinking is affecting our understanding of philosophy, biology, morality, and religion. Apart from these intellectual issues, I am also intruiged by the universality of human experience, and often try to capture my own emotional states using the tools available to me.
For media, I use a very wide variety of tools. I often use active electronics in my project as it not only allows me to incorporate additional dimensions of movement and time, but I feel many of us, especially the younger audience, can relate easily with electronics, which surrounds us in our everyday world. My work is both two-dimensional and 3-D, both static and kinetic, mixing painting, sculpting, and physical objects.
I never allow myself to be bothered by whether I have a distinctive style. I would rather create a wide variety of work until my imagination runs out. I would be most happy if some day people say that my style is lack of one. Having started a little late in my life, I cannot afford the luxury of taking a specific style and perfecting it through repeated trials. I would rather try as many different things and accept the fact that they might not achieved perfection.